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Company Says its Multi-Day Storage Batteries For Renewable Energy Are the Holy Grail We’ve Been Waiting For

Unshrouded from years of secret work, an energy startup in Massachusetts is claiming that in a few years they can produce at scale “the battery you need to fully retire coal and natural gas plants.” Solving the key challenge with renewable energy—that of storage, Form Energy’s new battery technology, which they’re calling the “Holy Grail,” […]

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Action on climate change can provide a shot in the arm for the global economy, economist says – CNBC

An employee with Ipsun Solar installs solar panels on the roof of the Peace Lutheran Church in Alexandria, Virginia on May 17, 2021. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images Ramping up investment in policies and technologies to tackle climate…

Southeastern US herbaria digitize three million specimens, now freely available online

(Botanical Society of America) The National Science Foundation recently provided funding to over 100 herbaria across the Southeast U.S. to digitize more than three million plant specimens collected by botanists and naturalists across the country. Researchers tracked the speed and productivity of staff and students who handled the specimens, from the collection drawers to online repositories, to provide institutions with a framework to better determine the time and money needed to digitize remaining collections.

As Bezos completes Blue Origin mission, many ask what’s the climate-change impact? – MarketWatch

Jeff Bezos’s historic space flight Tuesday used relatively clean fuel and inspired him to recommit to spend to try to save Earth given his new vantage point. But his push among billionaires to compete with more and more suborbital missions…

Climate solutions could cause their own problems – Axios

World leaders are pondering unprecedented moves to combat global warming by speeding up the transition to clean tech — but they’re also learning more about the potential downsides of those changes. Why it matters: The changes will be needed to…

Farm robots are the future; let’s start preparing now, researcher argues

(Cell Press) No longer science fiction, farm robots are already here–and they have created two possible extremes for the future of agriculture and its impacts on the environment, argues agricultural economist Thomas Daum in a Science & Society article published July 13 in the journal Trends in Ecology & Evolution.

Urban forestry vs. global warming – Philstar.com

Extreme temperatures heat and cold kill five million people a year. While in the past, more people died of cold than heat, the balance is changing. This means that heat-related deaths are on the rise. These findings are the result…

AFL-CIO wants workers ‘front and center’ in battling global warming – People’s World

AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler says that workers must be placed front and center in the fight against global warming. CC4.0 WASHINGTON—Workers, especially union workers, should be “front and center” in the battle to reverse global warming, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler…

Left to warn Biden that being tough on Chinese human rights could harm global warming effort – Fox News

A  progressive-led letter is expected to hit President Biden’s desk Thursday attempting to temper the administration’s confrontational approach when it comes to China, for the sake of climate change. Tensions between the U.S. and China reached heightened levels under Donald…

Banning Plastics Will Make The Planet Worse Off. Here’s Why

According to many environmentalists, coal, petroleum, and natural gas, together with the fuels, lubricants, and myriad other products these fossil fuels make possible, help drive widespread environmental problems. As the journalist and activist Murray Dobbin put it a few years…

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